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Meningococcal ACWY Vaccines Q&A

from IAC Express

Q: The 2013 ACIP meningococcal ACWY recommendations* list household crowding and both active and passive smoking as risk factors for meningococcal disease. Should I recommend MenACWY vaccine for a nonsmoker living in a crowded household of smokers? *www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/rr/rr6202.pdf
A: Although second-hand smoke and other environmental conditions have been identified as risk factors for meningococcal disease, ACIP does not include them as indications for MenACWY vaccination. Providers are always free to use their clinical judgment in situations not addressed by ACIP. more


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